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Christians set to become a minority in Australia

EASTER Sunday may be one of the most important Christian celebrations, but for many Australians it will just be about chocolate.

According to Northern Star, the proportion of Australians who identify as Christian is falling fast, down over 8% points in the last two years.

And if the current trend was to continue, Christians will soon be in the minority in Australia, the latest research from Roy Morgan shows.

In late 2011, Christians outnumbered the non-religious by more than two to one with  60.9% of Australians  (11.4 million) identifying as Christian compared with 29.2% (5.5 million) who said they had no religious affiliation.

But in the latest quarter October to December 2013, 52.6% of Australians (10.2 million) said they were Christian, while 37.6% (7.3 million)  said they had no religion.

If the recent trend continues, fewer than 50% of Australians may be self-identifying as Christian by this time next year.  

Another 8.3% of Australians (1.6 million) currently identify with a non-Christian religion, only slightly above the long-term average of 7.6% since 2009.

For more details please check Northern Star article